If you’re a techie, you may have seen the recent article (“Unemployed Techies Hope To help Themselves At LaidOffCamp”) on TechCrunch regarding one particularly ambitious techie that was recently laid off and had an idea…throw a party, or like they say “an ad-hoc gathering of unemployed and self-employed people (including entrepreneurs and startups) who want to share knowledge and interact with each other.” That’s a party, let’s be honest. [Update: Okay, so maybe it’s really not.]


We’re all about sharing, we’re all about interacting, and we’re certainly all about partying, so it is no surprise they contacted us to help secure a location. ;-) (Thanks to Kevin Boer for pointing them our way.)

Now we’re asking for a little help from our readers. Do you know of a location (hipper the better) that once housed an aspiring dot com, or business, that has recently failed? If so, either share in the comments below, or contact us, and let’s see if we can’t help put this party together.

-Tuesday March 3rd, Location TBD
LaidOffCamp Website (Wiki)
TechCrunch Article on LaidOffCamp
Preferred Beverage


  1. Hi,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write this piece and help out LaidOffCamp – I happen to be the techie that started the organization, and I really appreciate the support of theFrontSteps. While we all love to party, the format for this day event is going to be an un-conference (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference). So an ideal space would have 3-5 rooms that we could set in some sort of classroom style for presentations with audiences of 20-50 people each.

    Thanks again!

    Chris Hutchins

    [Editor’s Note: And then we party after that, right? ;-) Regardless, we’ll still support and help.]

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